EventProgram

Monday
2019-06-24
Guggenheim Foyer
Guggenheim 3
Guggenheim 1/2
Tuesday
2019-06-25
Prado
Joe's Live
Guggenheim 3
Guggenheim 1/2
Wednesday
2019-06-26
Guggenheim 3
Guggenheim 1/2
Guggenheim Foyer
Guggenheim 3
Guggenheim 1/2
Prado
Joe's Live
Guggenheim 3
Guggenheim 1/2
Guggenheim 3
Guggenheim 1/2
15:00 - 17:00
Registration Guggenheim Foyer
17:00 - 17:15
Opening Remarks Guggenheim 1/2
17:15 - 18:15
Breaking Barriers: Conquering Self-Doubt and Cultural Paradigms Guggenheim 1/2

Every great accomplishment involves breaking barriers – both culturally and within. Nicole Malachowski is a trailblazer who succeeded in a traditionally male-dominated career field: the world of the fighter pilot. As uncomfortable and risky as stretching the limits of yourself and your surroundings might be, Nicole tells audiences there’s no reason to allow that to dictate your goals and aspirations. She became one of the first women to fly a modern-day fighter aircraft, the very first woman to fly with the Air Force Thunderbird aerial demonstration team, and she was inducted into the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame. She will provide a fascinating narrative of exactly what it took to be a woman vanguard and break tradition. Nicole offers actionable tools and real-world lessons about pursuing her dream, making choices, all while building a family and achieving success in a career where few women had gone before.

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Colonel Nicole Malachowski
18:15 - 19:15
Reception Guggenheim Foyer
19:15 - 20:45
Dinner Guggenheim 3
06:45 - 07:30
Optional Fitness Program Prado

Conquer muscle stiffness through the power of yoga and stretch! Wake up and get the muscles limber and blood flowing.

07:30 - 08:30
Breakfast Guggenheim 3
08:30 - 09:30
Influence Redefined…Be the Leader You were Meant to Be Guggenheim 1/2

Your team is only as strong as your influence, and many leaders today are mistaken about what it means to be influential. An outdated influence paradigm, along with technological devices and distractions, is making it increasingly challenging for leaders to reach those they need to influence in order to be successful. In fact, many leaders are unwillingly and unknowingly sabotaging themselves and their influence. During her thought-provoking session, Stacey introduces her powerful Influence Model, a step-by-step method for improving communication and producing the ideal type of influence—one that moves people to action long after an interaction is over. She dispels the most common influence myths and instructs leaders on how to stop sabotaging themselves in order to leave a positive, lasting impression.

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Stacey Hanke
09:45 - 11:00
Roundtable Discussion Sessions

Roundtable discussion topics may include:

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Working in a Family-owned Business
  • Working in a Male Dominated Industry – Men Working for Women
  • Advancing Your Career – Finding a Mentor – How to Mentor
  • Technology
  • Women Leadership
11:15 - 12:30
Roundtable Discussion Sessions Part Two

Roundtable discussion sessions may include:

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Working in a Family-owned Business
  • Working in a Male Dominated Industry – Men Working for Women
  • Advancing Your Career – Finding a Mentor – How to Mentor
  • Technology
  • Women Leadership
12:30 - 13:30
Luncheon Guggenheim 3
13:30 - 15:00
Navigating the Complexities of Human Weirdness Guggenheim 1/2

Leading people to sustained effectiveness is not an easy task. In addition to client challenges, you must also manage differing personalities and the complexities that human differences can create. The common thread to achieving success in all these areas is a hidden gem that few leaders are aware of. In this session, we will talk about how to understand what makes people so different as well as how to navigate through the complexities of human weirdness. You’re sure to leave with new insight on what leadership truly is and how you can make profound impact with your most valuable resource – your people.

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Steve Thomas
15:15 - 16:30
Panel discussion – Recruiting Women into the Mechanical and HVACR Service Industry Guggenheim 1/2

Jon Finch of Milwaukee Tool moderates a panel of leading women in the mechanical industry. They will discuss their experiences in the industry and the importance of recruiting more women and steps to retain them.

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Jon Finch
VP Training, Milwaukee Tool
18:00 - 21:00
Reception and Dinner Hosted by MCA of Chicago at Joe’s Live Joe's Live
07:30 - 08:30
Breakfast Guggenheim 3
08:30 - 10:00
Networks Women Need Guggenheim 1/2

Are you thinking about taking a courageous leap with your career, business, or life, but lacking the support network to make the transition? The path to success is paved by networking and the explosion of women’s networks rival those of their male counterparts. There is no reason for women to lag behind with all these diverse networking opportunities at their disposal. In this motivating talk, J. Kelly Hoey focuses on the unique opportunities women have today in creating pro-active and focused networks, as well as strategies for leveraging all the powerful networking tools at their disposal.

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J. Kelly Hoey
Networking Expert, Author of Build Your Dream Network
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Roundtable Talks

Talk with your peers at roundtable discussions tackling challenges women in the industry face.

  • Work Life Balance
  • Working in a Family-owned Business
  • Working in a Male Dominated Industry
  • Advancing Your Career
  • Technology
  • Leadership